BIAcore, IAsys, Westerns

Gouzel Karimova karimova at
Fri Apr 12 05:49:20 EST 1996

ashaw5 at (AShaw5) wrote:
>I have some experience with Westerns and the biacore.  In our hands, a
>good western can detect about 1-10ng of protein.  The Biacore is mainly
>useful for measuring the affinity of interactions.  The machine requires a
>lot of playing around so that you can understand the limitations in your
>experiment.  I have spent literally hundreds of hours staring at the
>screen.  The real-time aspect of it can be addicting.  The machine is also
>fairly expensive.  But I prefer it for mapping and measuirng specific
>protein interactions as I can detect the binding in real-time.  You need
>10ul of pM concentration of protein to couple to the surface.  And then
>depending on the Kd, you will need a fair amount of protein (100ul to mls)
>around the concentration of the Kd.  I hope this is helpful.
>Andrey Shaw

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